'Access denied' when trying to connect to shared printer on Ubuntu server
This printing problem looks like a bug to me,** but I am not an expert;* any opinions or suggestions?
I have a small home network with an Ubuntu 9.10 server and several Windows clients.* My printer is connected to the server and should be usable from all clients.
After a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) on the server,* I used the GUI (System>Administration>Printing) to install the printer locally (it works fine) and then share it (in the printer configuration menu: Server>Settings>Publish shared printers connected to this system).
On the first client (running XP),* I could install and use the printer without problems.
On the second client (running XP) , installation worked but it refuses to print. In the "Printers and Faxes" window,* the printer status reads "Access denied,* unable to connect".
I checked the settings on the server again;* they were unchanged.* However,* when I try to turn off printer sharing (using Server>Settings>Publish shared printers connected to this system),* I get a pop-up reading "CUPS server error: there was an error during the CUPS operation: 'Failed to set settings".
Since the problem only occurs when trying to access the printer from a client,* I suspect it is related to Samba,* so I had a look at the Samba log files.* The only recent log entries I could find were in /var/log/samba/log.winbindd-idmap and they are copied below.* I have no clue what these are about.
All suggestions for further action to resolve this problem are very welcome.